Trauma Informed Care for Mindfulness Professionals
June 19 (Saturday) at 9:00 am

Sydney Spears, PhD, RYT-200
Class length
7 hours
This important training for mindfulness informed professionals will guide participants in an experiential journey toward greater sensitivity and awareness in implementing mindfulness practices from a trauma-aware perspective. Offered online via Zoom, this training is appropriate for anyone who offers or wishes to offer the attitudes and practices of mindfulness in their work with others. Wear comfortable clothing and have a yoga mat on hand if you have one.

There is a two part process to reserving your seat in this class:
1. Register for the desired class using this form (you must have a waiver on file with MAM), and
2. Purchase the appropriate pass by clicking the link below (save by becoming a member for as little as $15 per month):
**No refunds the week (7 days) before the event and thereafter. 6 CEUs are available to KS & MO licensed mental health providers who attend the entire event.

In the last decade there has been more focus on the critical need for service providers, the general public and organizations to become more trauma-informed. As a result, more people and systems have increased their sensitivity and understanding of the severe impact of traumatic experiences. There has also been more research to indicate that trauma is not just a disruption of one’s mental and emotional states, but also an active immobilization that resides in the human body in various ways. The experience of trauma in its various forms is very complex and it tends to fragment all parts of the self, including the often ignored somatic, sensorimotor, posturing, and nervous system expressions of unresolved and undischarged suffering.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the prevalence, types and layers of trauma
  • Understand the stress response and the role of the autonomic nervous system in trauma, including the impact of chronic/toxic stress, PTSD, grief/loss, and complex trauma
  • Develop a clear understanding of why it’s important for mindfulness informed professionals to know about trauma, how mindfulness-based practices may be useful, and the potential problems trauma survivors may experience with mindfulness based practices
  • Practice strategies for becoming more trauma-focused and aware when leading mindfulness classes and trainings
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